zeit·geist | Pronunciation: 'tsIt-"gIst, 'zIt | Function: noun | Etymology: German, from Zeit (time) + Geist (spirit) | Date: 1884 | Meaning: the general intellectual, moral, and cultural climate of an era. "Zeitgeist" means "the spirit of the times", and Google reveals this spirit through the aggregation of millions of search queries we receive every day. We have several tools that give insight into global, regional, past and present search trends. These tools are available for you to play with, explore, and learn from. Use them for everything from business research to trivia answers. Take a look inside the world of search
n. The mechanism that harvester ants use to regulate foraging activity, which is analogous to the mechanism used to regular internet data transfers. Also: Anternet. [ant + internet] Computer people call it Transmission Control Protocol, which is an algorithm to deal with data congestion. They send out files and see how long it takes to receive a reply.